Willamina graduates class of 53

WILLAMINA — Fifty-three Willamina High School seniors will graduate at 1 p.m. Saturday on the football field. Graduation will return to an outdoor setting this year after moving indoors last year ...

Sheridan awards sewage contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan City Council awarded James W. Fowler Co. of Dallas a $1.1 million contract Monday to upgrade the city’s main sewage system lift station. City Manager Frank Sheridan ...

Sheridan fire renewal secures easy voter approval

SHERIDAN — Voters approved renewal of the Sheridan Fire District’s local option tax by an overwhelming margin Tuesday night. The renewal was passing 863 to 267 or 76.4 percent to 23.6 percent ...

Wrongful death alleged at Sheridan care facility

Editor's Note: The generic phrase, "Sheridan care center," was in the newspaper headline for this story. The legally named "Sheridan Care Center" is a different business that is not the subject of this ...

Agency extends its outreach to Sheridan

Lutheran Community Services NW and its A Family Place relief nursery now have an outreach specialist based in Sheridan. The specialist will work with the Sheridan School District and the local Angel’s ...

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Sheridan fire chief retires

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Fire Chief Bill Alguire retired this week after 10 years on the job. Deputy Chief Allen Aschim will lead the district through the June 30 end of the current fiscal year. Starting ...

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Faulconer-Chapman School student Caiden Trotter and Padme, the Sheridan school s therapy dog, enjoy some quiet time together.

Therapy dog proves everyone's best friend

SHERIDAN — There’s a photograph on Faulconer-Chapman School counselor Karen Swinkles’ cell phone that she enjoys showing people. Her therapy dog, Padme, is snuggling with a student. Swinkles ...

Willamina delays finalizing transportation contract

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School board voted Monday to extend the deadline for awarding a new district transportation contract, giving Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick a chance to address concerns ...

Sheridan builds lean school budget

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School District has built a proposed 2017-18 general fund budget of $11 million, based on a state public school allocation of $8.04 billion. The budget developed by the Legislature’s ...

Willamina outlines 2017-18 school budget

WILLAMINA — In her 2017-18 budget message, Willamina School Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick highlighted a number that cuts both ways — sharply rising enrollment. While that’s a positive ...

Willamina launches city manager search

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council is seeking a new city manager and will offer a salary of $70,000 to $80,000. Nancy Boyer of the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments is overseeing ...

Paul Daquilante/News-Register## Part of a memorial that s been created on the Green Bridge in Sheridan for Bryan Disabatino, who fell in the river early Saturday morning and has not been located.

Divers find no trace of missing Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — The Clackamas County Dive Team conducted an unsuccessful three-hour search of the South Yamhill River on Wednesday. It was looking for the body of 24-year-old Bryan Disabatino of Sheridan, ...

Salem casino plan a non-starter for Grand Ronde Tribe

GRAND RONDE — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, operator of Spirit Mountain Casino on Highway 18, has no interest in the Siletz Tribe’s proposal for collaborative development of a gaming, ...

Willamaina board addresses transportation

WILLAMINA - The Willamina School Board will decide whether to renew a transportation agreement with First Student or contract with another carrier when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8 in the library. ...

Search continues for missing Sheridan man

SHERIDAN — Authorities on Monday resumed a search of the South Yamhill River for 24-year-old Brian Disabatino of Sheridan, who fell in early Saturday morning from the Green Bridge downtown. Yamhill ...

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